In October 2006, Bobby was awarded Best Ensemble Cast at the Hollywood Film Festival, and Lindsay Lohan walked away with the Breakthrough Actress Award.
In the film, Lindsay plays a young woman who agrees to marry a classmate to keep him from going to Vietnam—a character based on the true story of Diane Huber's life. Lindsay says Emilio's excitement for the project was one of the many reasons she wanted to do the film. "I met with Emilio and I've never seen someone so passionate about a film, and the meaning behind it, as much as he was. … And the cast was incredible," she says. "It's bringing attention to a great leader that we've had. For my generation, I think that's important."